What’s all the fuss about?
Millions have taken to the streets to protest against the French government’s proposed overhaul of the state pensions system and the progressive raising of the retirement age from 60 to 62 and the full pensionable age from 65 to 67 between now and 2018. Both houses of parliament have adopted the key clauses of the pension reform bill with the Senate due to follow suit imminently. A final vote is expected in late October to fully pass the bill.
Taxi driving, catering and other options
There are numerous other types of job that can be undertaken by foreigners in France which are hard to put under any special category such as: Arts & Crafts, Farming, Catering, Drink Production, Legal & Financial Services, Lorry & Taxi Driving, Personal Assistance and Translation.
Real estate and relocation jobs
If you’re thinking about working or setting up a business in any property-related field in France, the first thing you should do is familiarise yourself with French property market trends, which can directly or indirectly affect your business. This article looks at the ins and outs of working as an estate agent. There’s also information about relocation services property maintenance, renovation and construction, as well as building trades and surveying.
Everything you need to know to teach English in France
As little as five years ago, language schools in France were taking on pretty much anyone to teach English, as long as they were a native speaker and spoke a bit of French. But thankfully, there are more and more TEFL (or TESOL in the USA) teachers out there, so language schools no longer need to take on non-qualified teachers.
Time to unlock your creativity?
By Margaret Graham.
Bestselling author and creative writing tutor. Writer in Residence Yeovil, UK.
What can you teach and what are the requirements?
For many expatriates, teaching in France means only one thing: teaching English as a foreign language. Although this is a popular option, there are other teaching avenues available such as teaching French to foreigners, teaching a musical instrument and running courses in an art or craft.
Publishing and computing
The advantage of many jobs relating to computing and publishing is that they’re portable: since the advent of email, and particularly broadband internet connections, you can as easily submit a web page design or an article for publication from Marseille as from Manchester or Miami. You can usually work from home, which means no office purchase or rental costs.
Jobs perspective in the French health sector
There are a number of issues, which health professionals who are thinking of working in France should consider carefully. Not only you have a different language to contend with, but you will also encounter significant cultural differences, which may make it more difficult to practise your profession in France than in your home country.
Expert advice on how to avoid job and money scams
When you are looking for a job abroad, some people are also looking for you - but not to give you the opportunity you hope for, but rather to take advantage of you being a job seeker.
Sports instructors, fishing and camping owners
France is among the world’s most popular tourist destinations, receiving more visitors annually than it has citizens, and numbers are expected to increase further over the coming years. There’s considerable opportunity for those who are good or fluent in foreign languages to work in or start businesses in the leisure and tourism industries.